How do you Grill Chicken – Citrus Marinated Grilled Chicken

This marinade is absolutely delicious! Your chicken will taste fantastic! You will need to marinade it for at least 4 hours so plan ahead. Here is what you are going to need for this:

2 small chickens – cut into 8 pieces
2 shallots – chopped OR 1 small white onion OR 2 scallions
1 TBS grated fresh ginger
6 garlic cloves – minced
1 chili pepper – membrane and seeds removed – chopped
½ cup oil
1 cup soy sauce
1 large orange – juiced
1 large lime or lemon – juiced
½ TBS lime or lemon zest

  • Mix the shallots, ginger, garlic, chili pepper, oil, soy sauce, orange juice, lime juice and zest in a bowl.
  • Pour marinade over chicken and toss to mix well. You want all the chicken to get coated. Cover your bowl and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  • Heat your grill on high. If using a gas grill, turn half of the burners off. If using a charcoal grill, go ahead and pile the hot coals on one side of the grill – use a metal tool for this.
  • Place the chicken on the lit side of the grill and sear until you have some healthy grill marks. Flip the chicken and sear the other side.
  • Move the chicken to the unlit side and cook, in indirect heat, for45 to 60 minutes. Make sure chicken is completely cooked through before serving.
  • Serve with your favorite side and enjoy!

Print the Citrus Marinated Grill Chicken Recipe Here

My name is Mary Ann Allen and I am here to help you get organized so you can save money on groceries and feed your family healthy, nutritious food. My multi-cultural cooking background comes from being born in the US and raised in Bolivia. I have 5 kids and own around 400 cook books. I absolutely love to cook!


  • March 20, 2012


    Could you fix the recipe link? Thanks a bunch, and I love your recipes!

  • March 23, 2012


    Hi Logan!
    I will do so asap! Thank you for bringing this to my attention! Have a great day!
    Mary Ann